Find out below about the Ngaio Marsh Theatre Save Me a Seat fundraising initiative from UCSA President Sam Brosnahan.
The Ngaio Marsh Theatre created amazing memories for generations of UC students. Now’s your chance to give future generations that same opportunity, and to be a part of the student experience for years to come.
The earthquakes destroyed the old theatre, but they could never destroy its spirit and history. That lives on in everyone that watched, crewed or performed in a show. And that’s why it’s so important we bring the Ngaio Marsh Theatre back as part of Haere-roa, the new UCSA building.
Of course, that requires money. (Yeah, you already know what we’re getting at with this.) But we think it also needs a sense of history. That when students step out on to that stage – maybe for the first time in their lives, maybe the only time in their lives – they feel like they’re part of a larger tradition. The tradition that you were part of.
In recognition of your support for the Ngaio Marsh Theatre, we will celebrate your gift with an engraved name plate on one of the auditorium seats for every $500 received. There are now less than 300 seats up for grabs so get in quick! Click here to Save A Seat
On behalf of students past, present and future, thank you for your support!
Ngā mihi nui,
A seven-week toolkit has been developed to ensure new students get the information they need to successfully complete their first term at UC.
Starting on Monday all new students will receive a weekly email which will include information, advice and tips to help them settle into life at UC.
Information in the seven week toolkit includes:
- advice on lectures, labs and tutorials as well as study tips
- information about library services and the Academic Skills Centre
- asking for help and the student support services available at UC
- health and safety on campus
- getting involved at UC – UC Clubs day, UC Rec & Sport, UniLife, mentoring programmes
- expectations around student behaviour and conduct
- advice around the fear of failure.
The messaging has been structured to provide information to students when they need it, and is based on findings from previous UCount surveys and student feedback.
Please join us in celebrating Dr Rod Carr’s time as Vice-Chancellor Tumu Whakarae.
When: Friday 1 February from 4pm – 6pm
Where: Ilam Homestead
This will be an informal function for staff to enjoy in beautiful surrounds. There will be a grazing table and a cash bar.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm Friday 18 January.
If you would like to leave a farewell message for Rod, a book is currently available at the reception desk on Level 6 of the Matariki building.
Haere-roa, the new UCSA building is starting to take shape – the structural frame has been completed, and roof and cladding works are almost complete with the building due to be weather tight early in the New Year. Internally the work continues at pace with good progress being made on pipework, ducts, cables and walls.
While work on Haere-roa is progressing, there have been some challenges along the way that have resulted in a delay to the construction programme. This means Haere-roa is now scheduled to open in Semester 2 2019.
UCSA’s offices and the Events Centre/Foundry will remain in their current locations during Semester 1 next year.
Find out more about the new UCSA building and the meaning behind its name, Haere-roa.
New student accommodation coming
Next year UC will start a construction project on Homestead Lane to build a new student residential hall, which is due to open in 2021. The new 500-bed hall of residence will be opposite Ilam Apartments and groundworks are due to start in early 2019.
Homestead Lane is a narrow private road on UC property and traffic restrictions, including closures, will be in place during the project. Over the next 3-4 years, work will also be undertaken on Homestead Lane to enhance the pedestrian experience and improve safety. Some of this work will be carried out while the new hall of residence is under construction.
Keep an eye out on the blog for updates about the new hall of residence throughout 2019.
Orbiter bus route change – January 2019
ECan have advised that from Monday 7 January 2019, the Orbiter bus route will change. It will continue from Greers Road, along Waimairi Road to the Bush Inn Centre. It will not include Homestead Lane and Ilam Road. Additional stops will be added on Waimairi and Greers roads.
UC staff and students who wish to catch the Orbiter will need to walk down Homestead Lane or across llam Fields to/from Waimairi Road, or along llam or Clyde Road to/from Riccarton Road.
The Purple line and route 100 will still use llam Road, and these routes connect with Orbiter. Other unaffected bus routes servicing UC are the 120 and 130.
If you have questions about the Orbiter, please direct them to Ecan.